Commercial building and facilities management resources for corporate facility executives, building operators and facility managers in all industry and service sectors. Facility Management articles below.
IFMA has announced the winners of its Awards of Excellence, which recognize groups and individuals who have made significant contributions to the facility management profession and the association.
Established to recognize members dedicated to IFMA and the facility management profession, the fellowship program creates an elite core of respected leaders who act as advisers to—and ambassadors of—the association.
BOMI will merge its 343-page Dictionary of the Built Environment, consisting of more than 4,500 terms, with the existing FMpedia, an online glossary for the facility management industry developed by the IFMA Foundation.
In August, the 130 facilities staff members at East Stroudsburg University mixed business and pleasure in preparation for the coming academic year.
On Friday, Aug. 28, organizations throughout the world celebrated World FM Day by holding public events on five different continents to bring attention to the important role facility management plays in the business world and in promoting sustainability.
This annual research study from IREM analyzes operating income and costs for 1,850 private-sector office complexes—some containing multiple buildings—in major metropolitan areas and regions in the United States.
Global FM member organizations on five continents are celebrating this first annual event with luncheons, seminars, and workshops.
The International Facility Management Association is pleased to announce the formation of the Religious Facilities Community, a new community of practice devoted to those who work as full-time, part-time or volunteer facility managers in their houses of worship. IFMA’s communities of practice are organized special interest groups that unite members of specific industries not represented by the association’s councils.
This hazing system releases a fine mist into the air to deter pest birds from large open spaces.
Parking, facility entrances, and interior pathways are several areas to consider.
Workplace professionals from around the world will meet in Orlando, Fla., to analyze the trends and new products impacting today’s built environment during the International Facility Management Association’s World Workplace 2009 Conference & Expo, Oct. 7-9 at the Orange County Convention Center.
The MLB team's FM group has expanded its use of environmentally preferable cleaning products and practices at Citizens Bank Park.
Dynasonics has developed an ultrasonic clamp-on liquid flow and energy meter.
Shutting down a retail store (or stores) requires the facility manager to address a number of issues.
A recent survey by CoreNet Global and Microsoft examines Alternative Workplace Strategies (AWS).
When MSNBC workplace and career columnist Eve Tahmincioglu began her recent story on corporate layoffs resulting in “cubicle graveyards” full of unused office space, she looked to the International Facility Management Association for research to back up her claims.
This personal dosimeter measures and records a worker’s actual in-ear exposure to noise.
The Building Intelligence Group has been retained to conduct a research project on the issues and needs for operators and technicians involved with High Performance buildings.
National Office Furniture will choose a school to receive its $10,000 Gift of Inspiration for Education Environments.
The standards development organization for the real property supply chain now has 18 people on its Board of Directors.
This product line from Heavyweight Solutions eases the pressure on cleaning staff.
Perf Go Green offers bag products designed to biodegrade within two years.
This leak detection panel is used to identify problems in data centers and other critical areas.
The association will use a unified mark to identify HVAC/R products that have achieved third-party certification of their performance ratings.
This product from The Bilco Company is now available in safety yellow.
The American Hotel & Lodging Association and the International Executive Housekeepers Association are working to increase sustainability.
In February, IFMA launched the 2009 Global Job Task Analysis (GJTA)—an important undertaking for the purpose of identifying responsibilities and job activities shared by facility managers worldwide. IFMA is now entering the survey phase of the GJTA project, and the participation of active facility professionals is crucial.
The Second Annual SustainIU initiative at the Bloomington campus of Indiana University kicks off today.
Eligible communities and groups can use the funds to address graffiti prevention and education, rapid removal, or help to enforce local anti-graffiti laws.
The National Elevator Industry, Inc. was formed by elevator contractors to create standard guidelines that promote safe building transportation.
The infection fighting fabric has been improved to provide an enhanced look and softer feel.
The International Council of Shopping Centers, Inc. is holding a design competition to envision what shopping centers will look like 20 years from now.
Established in 1993, International World Water Day is held annually to focus attention on the importance of freshwater.
Southeast Missouri State University in Cape Girardeau, MO has announced several environmental initiatives at its 328-acre campus.